Clinical analysis of 30 cases with multiple system atrophy
Gao zongliang, Zhou long, Li ticheng. Department of neurology, Affiliated hospital of An kui medical University Hefei 230022
Objective To investigate the early clinical diagnosis methods of multiple system atrophy (MSA ).Methods Retrospectively analyse the clinical significances, electrophysiological and image characteristics in 30 patients with MSA. Results we find the atypical clinical significances in the early stage of MSA. The average time from the onset to the difinited diagnosis is 3,25years. In order to diagnosis this disease early,Brainstem evoked potential(BSEP) , CT,MRI are valuable. Conclusion. It is difficult to diagnosis this disease in the early stage. It is wise to cansider this disease if you meet a preold patient with increasing extrapyramidal system,pyramidal system, cerebellar and autonimic nervous system dysfunction but can' t be explainted by the other disease.